A few days ago I had a close encounter with a bear. We made eye contact from about 30 feet. There are different ideas of what Bear medicine is when she shows up in our lives, but when I work with clients with Bear medicine, they are always on a deep healing path and are sometimes having a very hard time in the moment.
Our Virgo New Moon was aligned with fixed star El Kophra of the Ursa Major constellation. The Big Bear. In Arabic traditions, this constellation was associated with mourning and honoring the newly transitioned.
When we are in that liminal stage of great change, mourning is appropriate. It is a sacred experience of existing without pretense. In some indigenous cultures, those who are in mourning are considered to be especially powerful as they are existing in a liminal stage of both time and heart-space.
When we resist the mourning experience, we resist the change we have been asking for. xx